Providence, RI – The Brown women’s crew turned in a solid morning of racing on the Seekonk River on Saturday, winning four of five events over Radcliffe, including both the first and second varsity eights. The Bears also took the top two spots in the second varsity fours race, and added a victory in the third varsity eight.
The action began with the third varsity eight, where Brown showed off its impressive depth by rowing a 7:25.4 against an incoming tide and a headwind. Radcliffe came in second, crossing the line in 7:52.3. The second varsity fours followed, with the Bears taking first and second, as the “A” boat came in at 8:15.4, followed by the “B” squad close behind in 8:18.5.
In the varsity four competition, Radcliffe took its lone win of the day, just edging Brown at the line in the closest race of the day. With both boats traversing the majority of the course together, Radcliffe was able to just pull ahead at the line, winning in 7:56.1. Brown followed in 7:57.1.
The day wrapped up with Brown victories in the first and second varsity eights. In the latter event, the Bears used a quick start to pull away for the win in 7:03.2. Radcliffe was second in 7:19.6. Racing to determine the Radcliffe-Brown cup in the varsity eight, the Bears took an open water win in the final event, crossing the line in 6:50.2, with the Crimson coming in at 7:05.5.